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Need help in overclocking an I5 2500K

Hey guys, I'm noob when it comes to overclocking and I dont want to screw up my system. I have a 2500k and an ASUS P8P67 LE and was wondering if I could get a stable OC at 4.5 Ghz. My case is the Tesseract and I have 2 case fans and my CPU cooler is the hyper 212 evo
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  1. That would be a high overclock for the 2500k but possible. First you should know how to reset your bios incase your OC is to high for your voltage. I suggest seeing how far you can get without an increase in voltage. Try to stay under 1.35v and not go higher than 1.4v. Any more voltage and I dont think the CM212 will be enough.
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  2. elbert said:
    That would be a high overclock for the 2500k but possible. First you should know how to reset your bios incase your OC is to high for your voltage. I suggest seeing how far you can get without an increase in voltage. Try to stay under 1.35v and not go higher than 1.4v. Any more voltage and I dont think the CM212 will be enough.

    How will I know if my voltage increases as I increase the multiplier? Sorry Im a noob in overclocking
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    Any number of test software can display your voltage. CPUz or speedfan are good. Also you should see in bios the voltage.
    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
    http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
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  4. Since you'll mostly run into temperature problems, I suggest you start with a fixed 1.35 vcore and start upping the multiplier until the stress test temperatures are too much.
    Once they're too much you star try dropping the vcore by steps of 0.1 and maybe go a few extra .1ghz.
    Start without XMP enabled to test how high you can go.
    I had almost the same motherboard on my 2500k so play with higher LLC settings as -when under load- the voltage drops quite a bit and the system becomes unstable (even if the temperatures are ok).
    As a reference I reached 4.5Ghz with 1.3vcore, max LLC and temps under stress upto 65ish degrees....that was with an all-in-one liquid cooler though.
    I went upto 5.04Ghz (49multiplier and higher bclck) with 1.415 vcore but wasn't comfortable with the long term temperatures (85 under stress, around 70 while gaming) but apparently I was very lucky with my chip.
    Best of luck!
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  5. Okay, got it thank you. But what's LLC?
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  6. it a setting to deal with Vdroop which is a drop in CPU voltage as load increases.
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